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Obligatory Ronda Rousey Hate-Spewing of the Day: “If GSP Wasn’t So Canadian, He’d Be Unknown”

I know this barely constitutes news at this point, but being that anything even hinting at Ronda Rousey seems to be a big hit on this site (mainly so you readers can take a steaming dump on her in the comments section), I am going to set my journalistic integrity — a term I just stumbled across on Wikipedia — aside for the moment and pass along Rousey’s words in regard to another hot topic around here: Canadians. Specifically, how Canadians will love anything that is Canadian because it is Canadian, and how that relates to current welterweight champ Georges St. Pierre.

Rousey recently spoke with The Las Vegas Review Journal and once again went at the champ, who she has been bashing for years now:

Everybody keeps coming up to me and saying, ‘Oh, do you think if you didn’t look such a way, people would like you so much?’ I’m like, ‘Dude, if GSP was butt ugly, you wouldn’t want to know who he is so much.’ I think he lucked out a lot that he’s Canadian. I love Canadians. They are the coolest, nicest, most patriotic people, and they will support their countrymen no matter what, and I think that’s commendable. But if GSP wasn’t really good-looking, and really Canadian, he would be really unknown.

We get it, Ronda. You’re “a Diaz brother trapped in this beautiful body” or whatever. But you’re also starting to sound like a broken record at this point, and if you think building up straw men to deflect criticism from yourself will somehow work, we beg you to reconsider. To our knowledge, St. Pierre never chose to pose nude en route to becoming a champion, although we’d imagine the opportunity was offered to him on more than one occasion. And now you’re going to attack his Canadian-ness, as if that is the main factor behind his popularity? Did you even watch his performance at UFC 154? If you did, you would realize that GSP has become a champion through pure drive and determination, God damn it, not through a constant stream of shit talk and admittedly fantastic armbars.

I could go with the obvious argument here and say that one could just as easily contribute Rousey’s success to the fact that she is American, or Cain Velasquez’s to the fact that he’s psuedo-Mexican, but I’d rather not insult your intelligence with the same kind of straw man argument that Rousey just used. Later in the interview, Rousey went on to attack GSP for being a “point-fighter,” which admittedly has more a little more credibility to it:

I respect Georges St. Pierre as a businessman and an athlete. I don’t have anything against him personally. But he’s not the kind of fighter I like watching. He fights to win matches. He doesn’t fight to defeat his opponents. I lost a lot of judo matches because of points fighters. It was extremely frustrating for me. And when I see that same style being played out in a different sport, it brings out the same reaction in me.

You know, I respect Ronda as a businesswoman and an athlete. I don’t have anything against her personally. But she’s not the kind of fighter I enjoy listening to. She talks to hear her own voice. She doesn’t talk to finish interviews. I’ve lost a lot of time listening to female WMMA fans spew nonsense into my ears because of Ronda Rousey. It was extremely frustrating for me as well. And when I hear that same shit being spewed out in a different setting, it brings out the same reaction in me. So you’ll forgive me, Potato Nation, but I’m really starting to lose interest in the new face of women’s MMA. Anyone agree?

-J. Jones

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pat111- January 18, 2013 at 7:37 pm
Ronda attributed GSP's popularity to the fact that he is Canadian and good-looking (which is debatable). She did not say that he is successful because of any of those factors. And she's right that GSP's point-fighting style is boring as hell to watch. It also won't do him any favors against the finisher Silva.
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Thumblaster- January 15, 2013 at 2:56 pm
I'd bang her
Ginas_jugs- January 15, 2013 at 2:30 pm
You'd think she would lose all credibility once she loses a couple of times(which is not for long, I bet she gets her first loss this year), but look at the Diaz brothers (Nick more so than Nate) & Chael Sonnen... They get title fights after they lose multiple times, just because they stay in the media.
RSparrow- January 15, 2013 at 12:46 pm
RSparrow- January 15, 2013 at 12:44 pm
If they added the rule that to win a fight in the woman's division you simply have to rip out the other chics tampon string, I would say that this fight is absolutely worthy of being the main event.
bitteralex- January 15, 2013 at 11:51 am
my favorite part was when she was " I love Canadians... they're awesome... but you're all a bunch of assholes"
Mr_Misanthropy- January 15, 2013 at 11:24 am
I will totally forgive her if she sends me an autographed picture of her tits.
dipsetkilla316- January 15, 2013 at 10:49 am
She's going to lose all her fans before her first UFC fight
dipsetkilla316- January 15, 2013 at 10:47 am
So if my grandma had balls shed be my grandpa
dipsetkilla316- January 15, 2013 at 10:47 am
Ok if If LeBron was white and not really good at basketball he wouldn't be well-known either
jizzninja- January 15, 2013 at 10:46 am
that has to be frank mir's silhouette to the right of her in the picture...oh and she should just shut up
dipsetkilla316- January 15, 2013 at 10:43 am
Yea I like to for a while but now I'm beginning to dislike her and her dirty mouth
dipsetkilla316- January 15, 2013 at 10:40 am
Bitch who the fuck do u think u r gsp is a fucking legend who the fuck r u. Bitch is getting out of hand someone needs to backhand the shit out of her.
shatterproof- January 15, 2013 at 10:23 am
Bitch, get back in the kitchen.
crappiefloper- January 15, 2013 at 10:21 am
ALL women talk to hear their own voice, nothing new there.
I love female mma, but hates me some Rhonda
ArmFarmer- January 15, 2013 at 10:19 am
You got it benhamil, that's the way it works.. trust me I know from experience. The minute I decided to stop being an attractive charismatic pfp mma champion legend with a strong fanbase in my home country.. it was like nobody even knew I existed anymore. It's like.. what the hell people, what gives??
benhamil- January 15, 2013 at 9:59 am
So ... if GSP wasn't GSP, nobody would know who he was?
Richard Fitzentite- January 15, 2013 at 9:55 am
Either way...I still want to fuck her.
boomer- January 15, 2013 at 8:10 am
yeah she has a mole on her face. over it
ArmFarmer- January 15, 2013 at 6:34 am
When rhonda beats up a bunch of 135lb girls she gets a pass to act like the baddest badass ever.. but when I do it it's "wrong" and I'm an "asshole". I'm just sick of these double standards...
El Famous Burrito- January 15, 2013 at 6:31 am
I can't recall ever saying or thinking "Oh, he/she is Canadian? Well that changes everything!"
Clyde- January 15, 2013 at 5:19 am
I've not been one to join the Rousey hate parade, but yes; this was a really stupid thing to say.
WalksInTheDarkness- January 15, 2013 at 4:10 am
"Cain Velasquez’s to the fact that he’s psuedo-Mexican." - Love this (And I'm not even American!)
drainplugofideas- January 15, 2013 at 1:40 am
It's ok she's white. She'll be looking like 2013 britney spears in no time.